ERIC Number: EJ1132469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
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Integration of the Common Core State Standards into CTE: Challenges and Strategies of Career and Technical Teachers
Asunda, Paul A.; Finnell, Alicia M.; Berry, Nicholas R.
Career and Technical Education Research, v40 n1 p48-62 Apr 2015
In recent years, conversations about the importance of education standards in our school systems have intensified. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being implemented across most of the country. The standards require a major shift in instruction and the needed supports really are not there. This study investigated the common barriers, challenges, practical strategies, and supporting examples of what teachers were doing to integrate the CCSS into Career and Technical Education curricula. A survey research design investigated 44 career and technical teachers' experiences with the CCSS. Findings for this study raise further questions with regard to understanding and implementation of the CCSS into the K-12 curriculum. These are, (a) what kind of formative assessment practices can help teachers align and measure their implementation of the CCSS into their teaching? and (b) how does the implementation of the CCSS into the curriculum increase student achievement?
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Career Education, Technical Education, Barriers, Teacher Surveys, Vocational Education Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. Web site: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~laanan/actermain/publications.shtml
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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